Resolve to Have More Fun for a Healthier and Happier New Year

“Fun is good,” Dr. Seuss “prescribes.” And, it isn’t reserved for the young. Regardless of age, joyful pursuits are what make us feel truly alive, engaged and connected. The world becomes more vibrant and inviting when we give ourselves permission to play. The importance of play can't be overstated. That's true for everybody, but it [...]

The Holidays May Not Be the Most Wonderful Time of Year for Many Seniors

The holidays aren’t always happy for seniors. For many, the season can cause depression due to lost loved ones or health or financial problems.The holidays aren’t always happy for seniors. For many, the season can cause depression due to lost loved ones or health or financial problems.

Home for the Holidays? Four Warning Signs to Look for When Visiting Seniors

As you’re visiting aging parents or loved ones this holiday season, be sure to look for warning signs that they may need some extra help. A holiday visit may be a rare opportunity to observe a senior in-person, so it’s important to pay close attention to their physical and mental health and their living situation.As [...]

Make the Most of Holiday Visits: What to Look for When Visiting Aging Adults

Holidays are occasions that many of us spend with family, whether we live down the block or across the country. For those with aging parents or loved ones, these visits are an important time to take stock amidst the hustle and bustle, and to make plans. As you spend time with your loved one, make some [...]

Kadan Homecare Celebrates National Falls Prevention Awareness Day by Supporting a Ready, Steady and Balanced Lifestyle

On Thursday, September 22, Kadan Homecare, along with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and its Falls Free® Coalition, is celebrating the 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day by helping support ready, steady and balanced lifestyles. “Older adults want to stay active, independent, and safe in their homes, but many worry about their risk of [...]

Amazing August Activities for Seniors

It’s the last full month of summer and, with some help from, we’ve compiled a list of activities happening in August. These can be senior-specific or may be enjoyed by the whole family. Berry Month – Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, oh my! Maybe a literal “field” trip is in order to pick your own [...]

Making Tough Decisions About Care with Loved Ones

Happy New Year! You likely spent time with loved ones over the holiday season, which can be enjoyable but may also be stressful if you notice that the health, financial situation and/or overall well-being of family members, particularly those who are aging, has deteriorated. If that’s the case, it’s probably time to have some difficult [...]

Shouldn’t We Give Thanks Every Month?

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward Showing gratitude is one the simplest and most powerful things we can do, but people aren’t hardwired to be grateful. Gratitude requires practice and what better time than Thanksgiving to do just that? Dr. Robert Emmons, [...]

Aging in Place: The Heart of What We Do

National Aging in Place Week is this week, October 12-20, 2015. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) defines aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.” According to the Journal of Housing for the Elderly, it [...]

Want to Stay at Home? Who Do You Call, Who Can You Trust?

This month, we are pleased to welcome our friend and colleague, Andrew Sever, as a guest blogger. Andrew is President of EnABLE Home Solutions and a licensed occupational therapist. Many thanks to Andrew for sharing his expertise with us this month. Why are most people who consider themselves “accessibility specialists” either builders themselves or sales [...]